Green comes in many hues and shades, ranging from yellow to dark green. A favorite shade of green used in decorating homes is lime green. Green represents rest and relaxation, and it is calming. Because lime green is not too dark or too bright, it goes with several colors in the color wheel. The key to working with such a bold color is knowing how and when to use it to your advantage.
Black is a dramatic color that complements lime green. On green walls, black and white photographs framed in black stand out like professional pieces of artwork. You can also use black and white striped fabric on pillows or chairs to highlight black frames.
Pink is a soft color that goes well with almost any shade of green because of the contrast. Lime green and pink are a lively and exciting combination suitable for a girl's room or a bathroom.
With lime green on the walls, red makes an eye-appealing complementary color without making the room too overwhelming. Choose a sofa or chair that has red in it, and use it as a decorative accent, such as a vase or lampshade, to make that color pop.
White gives the illusion of open space. On walls, white makes rooms feel airy while lime green accents stimulate and energize. Lime green fabric on furniture with white pillows coupled with striped curtains of the same color brings the look together. For a splash of color, add a red or yellow vase with fresh flowers.
Brown, especially mocha, looks good with lime green because this is a color combination you see outside every day. A brown sofa and chair come alive with lime green pillows. Window treatments that include green and brown in a pattern, such as stripes, bring the look together.
Yellow and shades of gold complement lime green. These colors work well in a kitchen, where the color combination brightens the room. In the kitchen, use natural elements, such as limes, lemons and oranges to enhance a cheerful mood.
While too much of one color is overwhelming, mixing different shades of a particular color is soothing. Mixing lime green with shades of yellow green and grass green is dramatic, but it makes a room come alive with energy. This color combination works well in an office or child's playroom.
Kimelia Sachs has been writing professionally since 1994. She's been published in more than a dozen books for Oxmoor House including "Decorating Inside and Out," "The Spirit of Christmas" and "Trash to Treasure." Sachs is certified to teach by the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.